Buena Suerte Jeep tour

Family friendly

Learn Big Bend's history

3 hours duration

Hop in one of our awesome safari-style Jeeps and join us on a Far Flung adventure into the desert to visit a mining ghost town forgotten by time! Hold on tight as we’ll cover some rugged and primitive roads on our expedition, but most of all be ready for a fun, eerie, educational, and a truly unique Big Bend experience!

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Trip Details

Price

$85 per person
A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 48 hours prior to the tour.

Click to see available discounts

Children 12 and younger receive a $5/child discount
Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more booking at the same time.


Departure time

Summer (May 15 – October 1) at 9:00 a.m.
Winter & fall (October 2 – May 14) at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.


Meeting point

Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to leave – if you’re running late, give us a call to let us know.


Duration

3 hours


Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Year-round, except Christmas Day


Required minimum age

6 years old


About the vehicle

We use Jeep YJ Wranglers for all our 3-hour tours that have been specially designed for Far Flung. These “safari-style” vehicles have covered tops to protect against the sun and open sides for great viewing and picture taking.

Discover The Mining Ghost Town of Big Bend!

On this Jeep tour you’ll discover how the natural history of Big Bend is intertwined with the area’s human history. We’ll take a trip back in time to about 100 years ago when rugged explorers discovered the area was full of quicksilver. As the mine’s success grew, so did a small town surrounding it – complete with a general store, church, school, and plenty of housing. We’ll explore the area and the Good Luck mine- whose once-apt name serves as a reminder of a time gone-by. Today any dreams of fortune have all but vanished, leaving behind an eerie little ghost town in the most backwater place you can imagine!
Throughout the tour, your guide will also point out ancient geological formations, medicinal plants and other Big Bend points of interest, so be prepared for a trip full of new knowledge, human history, and outstanding natural beauty.

Inclusions

What to bring

Comfortable, loose fitting clothing

Light jacket in cooler months

Comfortable walking shoes

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

Camera & binoculars

Water bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weather like?

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Spring (March – April) day: 75-90°F, night: 45-60°F

Summer (May – September) day: 85-100+°F, night: 70-80°F

Fall (October – December) day: 70-85°F, night: 45-60°F

Winter (January – February) day: 55-75°F, night: 30-50°F

Rainfall averages 10-12 inches per year, with the majority of rainfall during the months of July – September.

What about the bathroom?

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Because the trip will take us through primitive areas of Big Bend, bathroom facilities are limited. Our guides will carry a basic toilet system, but your choice of restroom will be bushes or large rocks! You will have access to the Far Flung Outdoor Center restrooms before and after the trip.

Should I tip the guide?

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Many guests ask us whether tipping the guides is appropriate. If you believe the guide exceeded your service expectations, please feel free to leave a tip (10-15% of the trip price is normal). Tipping is by no means required.

What's your cancellation policy?

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Jeep tours have a $10/person non-refundable deposit requirement with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date. Cancellations outside of 48 hours from departure forfeit the deposit amount. Cancellations (including no-shows) within 48 hours of the trip departure forfeit the entire cost of the trip. It is rare that Far Flung will cancel a tour, but in the event we do, all money (including deposits) will be refunded.

Will I be required to sign a waiver?

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Trip participants must understand and appreciate that riding in an off road vehicle involves some risk. These risks include, but are not limited to 1) forces of nature, including extreme heat, cold, hail, rain and lightning 2) possible roll-over or loss of control of a Jeep driven by others related to excessive speed, rough, steep or narrow trails and collisions with other vehicles, boulders, vegetation, wild animals, livestock or other man-made or natural objects 3) accident or illness without access to immediate evacuation or availability of medical supplies and the inadequacy of medical attention once provided.
All participants will be required to sign a waiver before partaking in any Far Flung activity and must agree to abide by all rules related to off road safety as outlined by Far Flung Outdoor Center and/or its guide staff.

Fresh coffee & merch

While you’re at the Far Flung Outdoor Center, start your day off right by indulging in a fresh cup of coffee, homemade muffins, bagels, and kolaches at our on-site coffee shop. Once you’re recharged and ready to go, head on over to our retail shop, pick up some merch, and head out into Big Bend wearing your new threads!